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China’s Xi Congratulates Iran’s Pezeshkian on Election Win

An Iranian man reads the news on his cellphone with an image of winning presidential candidate Masoud Pezeshkian, as he waits for his train at a metro station in Tehran on July 6, 2024, the day after the nation held presidential elections. RAHEB HOMAVANDI / AFP

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday congratulated reformist Masoud Pezeshkian for his win in Iran’s presidential runoff election, state media reported.

“I attach great importance to the development of China-Iran relations and am willing to work with the President to lead the China-Iran comprehensive strategic partnership towards deeper advancement,” state news agency Xinhua reported Xi as saying.

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